Woman Runs Mad As Husband Shaves Her Pubic Hair

05 Aug

A 54 year old widow, Mrs. Christiana
Yusuf, has called on Lagos State
government and human rights
organisations to come to the aid of her
daughter, Remilekun Yusuf, who she said
had mental illness.
Yusuf, who resides at 23, Omolayo Street,
Ori Okuta, Ikorodu, Lagos, said she had
been forced to bear the burden of her
‘mentally ill’ daughter, and Remilekun’s
three children, Ayomide(7 ), Rokibat(4 )
and 19 month- old Tobi.
The petty trader said Remilekun had been
living with a man (name withheld ),
though they were not legally married.
The eight year relationship, according to
her, has produced the three children.
Trouble started when Remilekun became
‘mentally ill’, she and her children were
kicked out of the house by her husband ’s
Yusuf alleged said Remilekun told her
that her husband shaved her head and
pubic hair with a blade, after which
she started displaying signs of mental
“She would be at a place talking to
herself. I took her to the native doctor
who confirmed that her hair has been
used for spiritual purpose.
“Recently, there was a problem between
her husband and the landlord. The
landlord fought with him because of the
condition of my daughter and how he
neglects the children’ s welfare.
After that incident, her husband’ s
relatives came and threw her and her
children out of the house. “I have been
made to cope with an ‘insane’ woman
and three more children; their feeding
and education have been abandoned.
I ’m only a petty trader, that is why I am
crying out for help,” the widow said. The
victim, who managed to speak a few
words, confirmed that since her
husband shaved her hair, she had
been hearing strange voices and
responding to the voices.
She said: “On one occasion, I had to fight
him because he would abandon the
family, hungry for over 10 days.
I do not know where he goes. ” The
matter, Yusuf said, was reported at
Igbogbo Police Station in Ikorodu. But,
according to her, the police said they
needed evidence to back up the claim
that the shaved hair caused Remilekun’s
mental illness.
A Good Samaritan, seeing the plight of
the children and their mother, had
alerted the child welfare agency at Alausa,
Ikeja, for urgent assistance and to further
investigate the matter

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